Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't, but I've had buyers who passed on houses they like because they were virtually adjacent to or across the street from a cemetary.

Mar 30, 2016 10:36 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Hell I am trying to sell one that backs up to a cemetary.

At least they have flowers, wreath's and a well kept lawn compared to the neighbor's yard to the west!

Mar 30, 2016 05:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes. It was a small community with very affordable homes. Some balked and others took advantage of the deal and the quiet!

Mar 30, 2016 09:38 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nope. It's always been a distraction. I even had a client that really liked  the house but not the street name...Cemetery Lane!

Mar 30, 2016 06:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS - I almost did it, based on buyer's insistance, who eventually contacted extended family in India and did not proceed!

Mar 30, 2016 02:29 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I was working with client and he loved a cluster of multi-family buildings.  He kept hemming and hawing and finally informed me that, being Chinese, a cemetary is not good luck and people won't want to live there.  I brought him back through the packed parking lots, well kept landscape and asked him why he thought that.  He went into his customs and we discussed how one may prefer a more desirable location by a park, you won't get calls about problematic neighbors or worry about unkept grounds.  Since the parking lot was full and building well kept, he either had to move past this superstition or move on.  He was too slow and lost the buildings, but lesson learned.


Mar 30, 2016 12:51 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I represented the Buyers on a home with the cemetery to the rear of their back yard.  We were in a multiple offer scenario. 

I then represented them when they were upsizing and we again were in a multiple offer scenario in selling this same home. 

I saw no downside to the cemetery: quiet & peaceful, beautiful trees and shrubs, nice flowers . . . 

Mar 30, 2016 05:33 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes and sometimes yes and sometimes no.  Actually sold a small acreage tract once (7 or so as I recall) and it turned out there was an old cemetary in the woods.  The buyer hired an attorney, the seller paid the buyer back for about an acre based on price divided by 7.

Mar 30, 2016 05:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, I have and it was a very quiet area.... no impact....

Mar 31, 2016 12:30 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have sold a few, just as many buyers love it as would stay clear, it is quiet. Except for on a full moon

Mar 30, 2016 11:06 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I sold a home with a cemetery on the property. It's a small cemetery still tended by a few great-great grandchildren. There was full disclosure and restrictions on the deed to preserve access; no problem in this sale.

Mar 30, 2016 07:13 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. Have flip a couple of properties next to or near cemeteries, it didn't seem to effect value, but always price them correctly.

Mar 30, 2016 06:30 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I never had a pleasure. But with a right pricing everything is sold. 

Mar 30, 2016 04:58 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I had two new homes this year that contracted before they were finished and they were on each side of an old family cemetary. The buyers had no concerns.

Mar 30, 2016 01:19 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have shown houses that were near cemetarties but have never sold one by a cemetary.

Mar 30, 2016 12:59 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Evelyn had one next to a cemetery.  There were a few that had a problem with it, but most didn't care.

Mar 30, 2016 11:55 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nobody has said anything so far.


Mar 30, 2016 11:31 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have yet to have that happen. Although I knew some people that rented next to a cementary. They loved it. 

Mar 30, 2016 11:15 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Jeff, we had a home for sale across a cemetery and there was no negative feedback about the cemetery, and actually some positive feedback about how beautiful it was.  

My wife is inheriting about 150 grave plots in that very cemetery as her Dad made a deal in selling them the acreage to expand and they will do the upkeep in perpetuity.   We now have a real good reply when we get some of those sales calls where they want us to buy some burial lots!

Mar 30, 2016 09:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have sold homes that are impacted. There is always a Anti-impact solution

Mar 30, 2016 08:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We only have one cemetery in town in Minot and I think the values around it are very comparable to anywhere else in town. It is a VERY well maintained cemetery and that may have something to do with it.

Mar 30, 2016 08:47 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It was behind the backyard and yes, it was an issue and hurt the price. Fior me the good news was no parties being thrown behind the house.

Mar 30, 2016 08:05 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

That's funny...I was just thinking about that on Saturday.  I went to a nice new construction home, prob. in $1.5+ million range.  It's a new "complex" (not sure if that is the right word and the builder I guess bought the whole lot and constructed may 10-15 homes - all very large.

When I left, I noticed is was right across the street from the cementary.  Now, technically, to get to my customer's home, you make a right, then a left, but there is no other way out.  I would think it would have a big impact on resale value.

Mar 30, 2016 07:26 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

i actually bought a house across from a cemetery and it made no difference when we sold the house. My 2 year old looked out the window one night, though, and asked me who the lady and man were who were sitting on my car...

Mar 30, 2016 07:10 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS No I haven't. A friend bought a home where there was a civil war cemetery in behind his lot. He liked it, it was very quiet.

Mar 30, 2016 06:04 AM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Previewed a house that turned out to have a grave in the yard. The house was old and gorgeous, on a big lot that was subdivisible, but no one had ever bothered to deal with the fact that there was someone interred within the lot lines. Seller found out how difficult it would be to exhume and rebury the remains, so they did nothing. Eventually the property sold to a developer who went through the lengthy process of searching public records for a living relative (unsuccessful), obtaining permits and getting municipal approval to move the grave to a nearby cemetary.

Mar 30, 2016 05:52 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Yes, right next door on a home with a couple of acres.  The busy road out front was more of an impact than the cemetery.  Sold it, but it wasn't fast.

Mar 30, 2016 05:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yes... and no impact.

Mar 30, 2016 05:18 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Yes.   The cemetery was actually a selling feature, because the owner has no houses in his back yard.   I sold the lot, and brought in the builder. Large live oak trees and large cedars in the cemetery.  A wood privacy fence obscures the view of the tombstones.

    The 2 acre cemetery dates to the late 1800's.   There are still burials every once in a while.  I live nearby, we see the funeral processions coming down our street a couple of times per year.


Mar 30, 2016 05:13 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, I'm afraid it did. It was down the street & even that was a problem.

Townhouse overlooking the cemetary - problem.

Mar 30, 2016 05:08 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Yes, I sold a home  that was a converted church with a cemetery. It was NOT easy but it sold and for a good price!

Jan 02, 2018 07:25 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I have shown some. Buyers always say it doesn’t matter but they never make offers.

Apr 03, 2016 07:27 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes and you know they are never going to build on the land and it is quite. I am not scared of ghosts.

Apr 01, 2016 01:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have shown, but even with the "quiet neighbors", have not been successful in selling one.

Apr 01, 2016 12:28 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have not, personally. Some people have issues with it and it's bad feng shui.

Mar 31, 2016 09:46 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not yet.

Mar 30, 2016 10:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. This limits the interest.

Mar 30, 2016 10:52 PM
Toronto, ON


Mar 30, 2016 05:15 AM